Leeds Rhinos coaching hint ahead of impending appointment

Jamie Jones-Buchanan has given a hint over the Leeds Rhinos coaching vacancy.

The interim coach has yet to win a game as Leeds boss, but has come so close in the last two games, drawing with Huddersfield before losing 16-14 to Castleford Tigers yesterday.


For Jones-Buchanan, he was incredibly proud of the performance against Castleford if not the result and hailed the young players who were on show.

Jack Sinfield and Max Simpson made their first-team debuts at the tender age of 17 and the interim boss believes they are the future Golden Generation.

“There is a lot to be delighted about for that performance,” Jones-Buchanan said.

“Max Simpson, Jack Sinfield, Jarrod O’Connor and Morgan Gannon, they are the root foundation of the next generation.

“It galvanises your character and they are the foundation on which they should build the club on.”

Jones-Buchanan was keen to emphasise how much responsibility senior players have to guide them.

“We are a million miles away from where we were a month ago, but some of the senior players, Kruise Leeming he is in pain he hurts.

“I understand how he feels but I said ‘you’ve got to be a leader and direct these young people to show them where to go’.

“What they’ve produced today has been nothing short of outstanding.”

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